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Terry Slaughter
Terry Slaughter
Visiting Assistant Professor|Health and Human Performance
Terry Slaughter
    Office Location
    Seabury 218

    Terry has had the pleasure of performing with a myriad Hawaii based companies including: IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre, Jhalak Dance Company, Tau Dance Theatre, Monkey Waterfall, and Convergence Dance Theatre, in addition to forming his own company—Slaughterhouse Dance.

    Terry worked extensively with K-12 students in Oahu and served as the Performing Arts Teacher at SEEQS Public Charter School. He is passionate about integrating Social Justice into Arts education and is a strong advocate for Arts education in K-12 schools.

    Presently, Terry is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance with the Department of Health and Human Performance. Courses taught include: Modern 1-2, Ballet 1, Improvisation and Choreography, Dancing Through Space and Time, Artists in Modern Motion (AIMM), Screendance 1, and the Director of Kinetic Expressions.

    Areas of Research

    -Dance Theatre
    -Modern Dance
    -Contemporary Dance
    -Jazz Dance
    -Heels Dance
    -Dance History
    -History of Black Dance and Culture in the United States
    -Pop Culture
    -Dance for Film
    -Site Specific Choreography
    -Children’s Dance
    -Theatre for Youth Audiences
    -Dance and Theatre Education
    -Community Engagement
    -Theatre and Dance for Social Change
    -Queer Theatre and Dance

    • Bachelor's in Theatre and a Minor in Dance from Berea College
    • Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance with an emphasis in Performance and Choreography from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
    • Secondary teaching license in (grades 6-12) Dance from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa